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Rufus Wainwright Returns To Carnegie Hall, Announces Opera In NYC

12/9/2010 3:13am EST
Rufus Wainwright
On December 6th at 8PM, Rufus Wainwright gave a concert at Carnegie Hall for the first time since his heralded tribute to Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 comeback performance. That’s over four years ago, but if anyone was worried that the master singer-songwriter wasn’t ready to take over the space once more, their fears were unfounded. Through a highly emotional two-act performance, Wainwright proved yet again that all you really need--if you’ve got the talent--is a trademark killer voice and a good piano.

Okay, the incredible acoustics of Carnegie Hall don’t hurt either.

The first act was...

Exclusive: Stream Rufus Wainwright's Entire New Album Here!

9/23/2009 6:00pm EDT
New Album From Rufus Wainwright
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.

Wainwright has released six albums and two DVDs to date, and has appeared on numerous soundtracks an...

Bryan Adams & Ben Harper 'Live From Abbey Road' Tonight On Sundance

8/28/2008 3:45pm EDT
Bryan Adams
Each episode of the acclaimed Sundance series, Live From Abbey Road keeps getting better with interviews and performances from the most accredited artists and bands. Academy Award nominee for songwriting in films, Bryan Adams will start off episode 11 with his first #1 single, "Heaven." Off the five time platinum album, Reckless, this strong ballad was featured on "A Night In Heaven" soundtrack. The Canadian rock singer follows with a performance of "She's Got A Way" from his eleventh and latest album, 11. Pursuing the "eleven theory," 11 features 11 tracks, and is sold in most retail store...

Tonight's 'Live From Abbey Road' Features Black Keys, Manu Chao

7/24/2008 5:31pm EDT
The Black Keys
Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance original music series, reaches its halfway point in episode 6 of the twelve part series.

The episode begins by featuring British self-described "Odd Pop" band, The Hoosiers. After recording their first album, The Trick To Life and securing two top ten hits on the UK charts, The Hoosiers are currently touring. They stop by the legendary recording studio Abbey Road to perform their hits "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Run Rabbit Run" off of their debut album along with Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys will al...

Leonard Cohen's 40th Anniversary As A Columbia Artist Celebrated In 2007

3/20/2007 12:37pm EDT
Leonard Cohen
"Cohen, who was born in Montreal in 1934, was 33 years old when Songs of Leonard Cohen came out, old enough to embrace the creative momentum of the '60s counterculture without falling prey to its more naïve aspects. He had also been a published poet for more than ten years, and a novelist as well." - from the new liner notes written by Anthony DeCurtis

Like the ancient scriptures themselves, whose parables and lessons have always inspired the poetry and songwriting of 72-year old Leonard Cohen, the verses and cadences of his first trilogy of Columbia albums recorded between 1967 and ...

Morello's Festival Show Becomes An All-Star Jam

3/16/2007 4:19pm EDT
Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello thrilled fans at his South By Southwest festival appearance last night when he turned his show into an all-star jam.

What was supposed to be a solo acoustic set at the Parish club in Austin, Texas turned into a star-studded festival highlight as pals like Slash, Perry Farrell, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer and Primus frontman Les Claypool joined the rocker onstage.

The unannounced jam session continued well into this morning and ended when a jubilant Morello told fans, "I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, 'cos you ai...

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces Initial 2007 Lineup

2/14/2007 12:38pm EST
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sixth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 14-17 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2007 lineup will total over 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 PM ...